Safety & Security

 

Safety needs friends… (Part 1)

Security needs friends, because it has enemies! Also in the process industry. The example “Car” in part 1 of our new #Series tells you which enemies safety has!

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Greater safety for everyone – but with fewer personnel?

Functional safety is undoubtedly an issue that affects us all. Whether you are the owner/operator of a system (requirements, standards, laws), a worker in this system (responsibility and personal safety) or a resident who is concerned about their safety. Training is not just a way to make up (at least in part) for the staff shortage. It is also a way to give employees the necessary knowledge of functional safety during the operating phase, based on the latest version of the international IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards.

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Pharmaceutical Single-use Technologies: An Environmental Trade-off?

The motivation to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements and improve process flexibility has led many pharmaceutical companies to consider single-use, pre-sterilised plastic equipment systems as an alternative to stainless steel. Single-use equipment makes the pharmaceutical manufacturing process increasingly efficient and less costly. However, with the environmental impact of increased plastic waste making headlines, and limited recycling opportunities facing the industry, is there an environmental trade-off happening?

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Hand in hand with the process data

Alarm! Is there now a hectic rush at the control station? Or does the operator lean back and relax, press a button to acknowledge the alarm and continue to sip the coffee he bought a minute ago?
Both are possible, both are interesting information – usually when it comes to alarm management for the analysis and reduction of alarms according to EEMUA 191, for example. But even at the beginning of a data analysis, a look at this data makes sense.

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May we invite you to lunch? And the unsuspecting colleague foots the bill…

Everyone knows the principle: Scanning a QR or barcode via smartphone can make many everyday processes easier – for example, when entering the cinema, checking in on an aircraft or paying for a flight. But this convenient technology also harbours security risks – a remarkable example from everyday life.

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CI – what is it actually? (Part 2)

Critical infrastructures (CI) are organizations or institutions that are important to the state community and whose failure or disruption would result in supply bottlenecks with a lasting effect, major disruptions to public safety or other dramatic consequences: After all, we are all, without exception, dependent on electricity coming out of the socket, our drinking water flowing out of the tap, IT and the transport network functioning – keywords: lifelines of our society.

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CI – what is it actually? (Part 1)

Critical infrastructures (CI) are organizations or institutions that are important to the state community and whose failure or disruption would result in supply bottlenecks with a lasting effect, major disruptions to public safety or other dramatic consequences: After all, we are all, without exception, dependent on electricity coming out of the socket, our drinking water flowing out of the tap, IT and the transport network functioning – keywords: lifelines of our society.

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“Meltdown” and “Spectre” – Vulnerabilities in processors!

Security vulnerabilities in processors or Central Processing Units (CPUs) called Meltdown and Spectre are considered serious by security experts. Read here what you need to know about the incidents and what Yokogawa is doing!

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Plant security – perfect-fit protection for your crown jewels

Plant Security describes the combination of functional security and cyber security to ensure comprehensive protection. The focus is on protecting the IT of industrial plants against cyber attacks.

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Is my house or plant attractive to criminals? (Part 2)

Especially during the holiday weeks the risk of break-ins increases. Because while we are on holiday, the burglars can get to work in peace and quiet. However – and here lies one of the decisive similarities with Plant Security – with the help of modern security instruments and sensitive, forward-looking behaviour, this danger can be greatly minimised.

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